Z is for Z’end

As the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge comes to a close, I sincerely thank everyone who looked at, liked, commented upon, and shared my posts on this and my other two blogs (DiscoveringHome.com and SinclaireMonroe.com),  with friends, family and fellow-bloggers.

I know that I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering your blogs. I have been impressed with your creativity, and inspired by your talent. Thank you.

Below are some shots that I especially like, even if many were previously posted during this month-long-blog-a-thon. I hope you enjoy these pictures – and I hope you stop by again.

W is for Waco Air Museum

Located in Troy, Ohio, the Waco Air Museum is a treasure for aviators, history buffs and perfect for weekend adventurers.

With seven airplanes from the 1920s and ’30s on display, as well as engines, support vehicles, and memorabilia, this museum allows visitors to discover another facet of Ohio’s role in aviation history.

Waco Air Museum is dedicated to sharing the story of the Waco Aircraft Company. Visitors are warmly welcomed and invited to ask questions, to sit in a model glider, and to take a tour of the site.

During the summer months, dare to ride in a vintage biplane, or simply watch from the grassy field if keeping two feet on the ground feels more comfortable. But if you’d still like to soar into the clouds, you might want to learn more about remote control aircraft.


A visit to the Waco Aircraft Museum provides a wonderful glimpse into the past while creating memories for the future.

WACO, OH WingsBrownWall

L is for Learning

Scattered across the country, one-room schoolhouses continue to teach and to educate. There remains a lot to learn from these community supported and built structures – from early concepts of education and what these schools meant to frontier settlers, to the raw materiels available in any given area, to career opportunities during that time for women, persons of color, and men.

Take a moment to look for these iconic structures while driving along the back roads or walking through small towns. Some may have become museums, private homes, barns or sadly – overgrown ruins – but they remain an important part of our history and are worth saving for the next generation of learners.


Local historians generously provide invaluable assistance when searching for these treasures. I am frequently indebted to:


Joyce Baer, Dearborn County Historian




And to Julie Schlesserman, Manager Local History and Genealogy Department, Brookville Public Library with Donald Dunaway, Franklin County Historian